Learning how to face every situation with bravery is not something a person masters with one action—it is a skill developed over a lifetime.
- In her latest work, Bishop Mariann Budde shares with readers the keys to navigating life in a way that promotes courage.
- In How We Learn To Be Brave: Decisive Moments In Life And Faith, Bishop Budde says that there are moments when key decisions must be made, and the responses to those decisions help to build courage.
- Responding with clarity and grace, even in the face of difficulty, is one of the keys to embracing courage and learning to be brave.
Why it’s important
Throughout her book, Bishop Budde emphasizes that bravery and courage are ongoing practices in our lives—not something learned in a single day. She tells her readers that bravery is a decision they must make every morning.
Bishop Budde evaluates all kinds of decisive moments one may encounter in his life, from visible and dramatic to internal and personal decisions. Sometimes bravery means facing the future even with uncertainty or working on accepting situations that are out of any one person’s control.
Throughout the book, Bishop Budde looks to examples ranging from the fictional world of Harry Potter to the religious text of the Gospel of Luke. Using personal, secular, historical, and religious anecdotes, Bishop Budde shows readers the universal truths of choosing bravery.
Bishop Budde is the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C., and the Washington National Cathedral. She has her master’s in divinity and a doctor of ministry from Virginia Theological Seminary and has appeared on NewsHour, Good Morning America, PBS, Meet the Press, and the Today show.
How We Learn To Be Brave was published by Avery on May 23, 2023.